LANSING, Mich. — The State of Michigan announced the MI Propane Security Plan, a multiagency effort with the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC); the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE); the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), and the Department of Technology, Management and Budget.
United States exports of propane reached record levels in 2020, increasing 13% and surpassing distillate fuel oil as the country’s top petroleum product export, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Petroleum Supply Monthly. U.S. exports of distillate fuel oil fell to its lowest level since 2016.
Colorado residents and business owners testified in support of a proposal that aims to protect consumers’ right to use natural gas or propane, Protect My Gas reports.
Testifying in support of HB21-1034 before the Colorado House Energy & Environment Committee March 3, advocates expressed grave concern about threats from state and local governments to prohibit sources of energy, which would force residents and businesses to pay exorbitant prices for electricity.
The Ferrellgas Management Development Program is now accepting applications for its third class, which begins in the early summer.
Investing in the future of Ferrellgas (Overland Park, Kansas) begins with fostering knowledgeable and impassioned leaders, the company reports. The Ferrellgas Management Development Program is designed to do just that by empowering individuals who are interested in pursuing a career with a high-performing, technology-driven logistics company known for producing top-tier talent.
According to the latest Baker Hughes Rig Count, released March 5, the United States Rig Count was up one from the previous week at 403. Oil rigs were up one to 310, gas rigs were unchanged at 92, and miscellaneous rigs were unchanged at one.
The Energy Infrastructure Council (EIC) and GPA Midstream Association have commended member companies Crestwood Equity Partners LP, Enterprise Products Partners L.P., ONEOK Inc., Western Midstream Partners, LP, and The Williams Companies, Inc. for their leadership in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and early adoption and completion of the EIC/GPA Midstream ESG Reporting Template that was released in December 2020.
The American Petroleum Institute (API) has issued a statement from President and Chief Executive Officer Mike Sommers regarding the Senate’s vote to confirm Secretary Jennifer Granholm to lead the United States Department of Energy. Read the statement below:
Suburban Propane Partners, L.P. (Whippany, New Jersey), a nationwide distributor of propane, renewable propane, fuel oil, and related products and services, as well as a marketer of natural gas and electricity and an investor in low carbon fuel alternatives, announced March 2 the creation of a new executive-level position of vice president, strategic initiatives–renewable energy, in support of its Go Green with Suburban Propane corporate pillar and its commitment to invest in clean energy solutions.
Wilson School District (Berks County, Pennsylvania) celebrated the arrival of seven new propane-powered buses on January 27. This was the first delivery of many as it plans to convert its entire 63-vehicle fleet in the coming years.
The buses are quieter, more efficient and cost less to maintain. Randy S. Williams, the district’s transportation director, notes that the new buses will cost about 13 cents per mile to operate, compared to 20 cents per mile for diesel. In addition, propane-powered buses generate far less pollution than diesel.
The American Petroleum Institute (API) responded February 26 to the Biden administration’s announcement to update the social cost of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and signaled the industry’s commitment to working with the administration to shape a lower-carbon future.
FuelExchange, a merger and acquisition service for the energy industry, recently provided advisory services during the sale of Holden Oil of Peabody, Massachusetts, to one of the wholly-owned subsidiaries of Superior Plus Corp.
Established in 1924, Holden Oil is a third-generation retail energy distributor serving approximately 8,750 residential and commercial customers in the Northeast.
Warren H. Gfeller of Russell, Kansas, has been appointed by the office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to serve on the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC) for Animal and Animal Products.
CHS Inc. announced it has named Brandon Smith executive vice president (EVP) and general counsel. Smith will join CHS in late March 2021. Smith succeeds James Zappa, the company’s EVP and general counsel since 2015.
Cetane Associates LLC announces that Nancy J. Coop has been promoted to director of marketing and is heading up the financial advisory firm’s marketing activities. For the past year, Coop has worked as a consultant supporting Cetane Associates’ business development efforts and industry relationships.
Platform Fuels has appointed Steve Wambold chief executive officer.
Superior Plus Corporation announced February 18 that its subsidiary, Superior Plus LP, has entered into a definitive agreement with Birch Hill Equity Partners to sell its specialty chemicals business.
The sale of Superior’s Specialty Chemicals business represents the final step in Superior’s long-term portfolio transformation into a pure-play energy distribution company.
Energy Transfer LP and Enable Midstream Partners LP announced February 17 that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement whereby Energy Transfer will acquire Enable in an all-equity transaction valued at approximately $7.2 billion.
Energy Transfer’s acquisition of Enable will increase Energy Transfer’s footprint across multiple regions and provide increased connectivity for Energy Transfer’s natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGL) transportation businesses.